Tea Party Republicans Seem Determined to Destroy the United States for Their Own Benefit

lee-paul-rubio-cruzI’m reaching a point with tea party Republicans where I no longer know what to say to these people.  The idiocy emanating from that part of the Republican party is so vast that they’ve passed the point of ideological political differences and have fully embraced outright mental instability.

I really believe these people have every intention to destroy the United States.  It’s the only way they can get what they really want.

But what do they want, you ask?  Well, a country based on a Constitution they wished existed, crafted by theology—controlled by the rich.

See, the Constitution as it stands now doesn’t support the kind of nation they want.  They want some kind of Constitution based on theocracy.  Something that our current Constitution doesn’t support.  Which is clearly stated right from the beginning, where it says Americans have the “freedom of religion,” which also means freedom from religion and freedom to practice any religion.

But we really can’t just focus on “tea party Republicans” because it isn’t just about a label as much as it is about the people involved.  Sure, the “people” have flocked to the Republican party, but long ago many of these areas that are currently “tea party-backed” regions of our country were once filled with staunch Democrats.

Well, that was back when Democrats embraced racism and religious radicalism.  Then came the “Southern Strategy” and the Republican push to appeal to white racism in an attempt (successful attempt, I might add) to drive white voters to the GOP.  The rest, as they say, is history.

So simply saying “Republicans” when referencing this push to destroy our country isn’t 100% accurate because some of these areas, and people, were once historically aligned with the Democratic party.

But as these people shifted from Democrats, to Dixiecrats, to Republicans and now “tea party Republicans,” they’ve made it clear that there’s one group of people they support, and want in control of this country—wealthy, white, straight, Christian males.

And that’s basically it.

But our Constitution doesn’t set up a nation for that.  Our Constitution has:

  • Ended slavery
  • Given women the right to vote
  • Ended segregation
  • Given women the right to choose what to do with their own body
  • Provided a pathway for immigrants to become American citizens
  • Separated church and state
  • Ended segregation
  • Given us the Civil Rights Act of 1965
  • Protected voting rights
  • Begun protecting same-sex marriage rights
  • Defended “Obamacare”

And many other things which aren’t supported by “tea party Republicans.”  Because we can’t forget that historically, many of these areas that are very Republican are the same areas that supported slavery, opposed the right for women to vote, supported segregation, opposed civil rights, continue to attack voting rights and stand strongly against “Obamacare.”

So while the name of the political party might have changed over time, the backwards ideological beliefs of many of the people in these areas (specifically tea party Republicans) really hasn’t changed much at all.  Sure, there’s been some evolution, but not much.  After all, in many of these areas, they still don’t even believe in evolution to begin with.

Because let’s be honest — have states like Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia or Louisiana ever been on the right side of history on any of these issues such as slavery, segregation, women’s rights or civil rights?

Yet they believe they’ll be on the right side of history when it comes to the battle over health care, gay rights and our economy.


But as they continue to lose battle after battle, tea party Republicans have seemingly embraced the idea that the only way they can build the country they want is by burning this one to the ground.

I fully believe many of them want a full-on revolution.  They want an economic collapse so disastrous that it turns millions of Americans on our government and pushes our country into complete and total chaos.

There’s little doubt in my mind that they believe by doing this they can create such a dire environment that they’ll be able to build the government back up to what they really want.

Because let’s be honest, the Constitution (in its current configuration) will never let them build the kind of theocracy they want.  Sure, they tell themselves that they’re the party for “Constitutional values,” but that’s an absolute joke.  They only support the Constitution the few times it supports their ideological beliefs.  In the many instances it opposes their ideology, then suddenly many of them are talking of secession or revolution.

Hell, these people run for office on the pretense that government is evil.  They harp on this belief that government is horrible, out to destroy the “American way of life” and cannot be trusted.  Isn’t it a little ridiculous to build an entire party to run for public office based on the notion of the evils of—public office?

Isn’t it a little bit of a conflict of interest to run on the premise that government can’t do anything right, then seemingly do everything in their power to make sure government—can’t do anything right?

I know I can’t be the only one who sees some kind of deep underlying ulterior motive that’s driving this wave of tea party Republicanism.

Because who really benefits from a weak government?  It’s not the American people, trust me.  It’s the rich.

While millions of people preach about the horrors of government, complaining about the billions of dollars corrupting it, they seemingly fail to grasp the concept that the people behind corrupting our government are the very same people would love for it to be weaker.  It would save them billions.

They wouldn’t need to buy off politicians — there wouldn’t be any need.  They’d bypass government and do whatever they wanted.

And as this futile Republican government shutdown continues, and the threat looms of economic collapse by not raising our debt ceiling, many tea party Republicans are celebrating all of this.  They want everything to go straight to hell.

After all, what would be better for a political movement that builds much of their platform on how terrible our government is than to sabotage and destroy it from within?

They want us to fail.  Because if we do, they’ll get the opportunity to rebuild this nation based upon what they want.  A theocracy, masked in a veil of Constitutionalism, controlled by the richest of the rich among us.

Image via The Daily Beast.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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